Sometimes it’s difficult to work out what to wear for date night.
If you’re single heading out to meet someone for the first time, you understandably want to make a good impression. Alternatively, if you’re a taken lady about to participate in your 1,048th date night, you probably want to mix it up for your other half.
I get it.
Whether you’re a little unsure what to do next in the style stakes or you feel like completely revamping your look, I’m here to help.
Here are some tips on what to wear for date night to stand out for all the right reasons.
What to wear for date night 101: Are you going rock climbing at your local leisure centre? Stargazing in the park? Or are you a traditional gal heading to a restaurant for dinner?
Needless to say, all of these occasions call for very different outfits.
First and foremost, you need to make sure that your clothing is suitable for whatever activity you’ll be doing. Don’t make the mistakes that I’ve made in the past and wear a fancy party dress for a picnic in the park, for example.
You’ll only feel like a fool like I did.
No, it’s best to avoid the stares by appropriately dressing for the occasion.
The next rule when it comes to deciding what to wear for date night is to always always always check the weather forecast beforehand.
Sure, it’s currently the spring/summer season and the weather is likely to be warm and pleasant, but sometimes it might surprise you. (After all, we do live in England.)
The worst thing you can do is head outside in teeny tiny shorts and a top only to get soaked from head to toe because you didn’t realise that you were going to be caught in the middle of a torrential downpour and LOL you forgot your brolly.
Gee whiz lass, join the club. It happens to all of us. But, yeah. It’s usually better to be safe than sorry, so make sure you’re a weather expert on the day’s predicted activity before you even leave the house.
By “the old classics,” I’m talking about those trusty little outfits that work every time. Jeans and a nice top, I’m looking at you!
Even though there are a multitude of different dates that you could go on, in terms of what to wear on date night, the fail-safe option tends to be the smart casual look.
If you’re struggling, try a little summer dress with a statement lip or a cute frilly top with some denim shorts a la Daisy Duke.
(Or jeans and a nice top. #Standard)
Either way, it’s good to show your date that you’ve made an effort for them, but you don’t want to appear too overdone or try-hard. You’ve totally got this.
As it’s spring/summer, temperatures might be soaring.
Consequently, there have been so many times where I’ve been on date nights at this time of year previously, worn too much makeup and had it legit sliding off my face for my date after about five minutes.
Not a good look.
If you want to play it safe, go for a stripped back face (I’m talking concealer and BB cream with a touch of blusher or bronzer) and understated eyes with mascara and a slick of eyeliner.
I mean, obviously it’s up to you how made up you want to be and it also depends a lot on where your boo is taking you, but I find that sometimes less is more on date nights.
Figuring out what to wear on date night isn’t just about clothing pieces. Accessories are a great way of adding little touches to your outfit to dress it up or showcase your personality.
For instance, I used to always wear the ring that I inherited from my Grandma for luck on first dates or the style of belt that every fashion blogger and their dog owns to show off my interests.
(You know the one I mean… *Cough* Gucci knockoff *cough*.)
And always remember: it’s often your accessories that make you you and give you confidence – and that’s what we’re aiming for, sister.
It can be challenging to figure out what to wear for date night.
Even though, ultimately, it doesn’t matter what you put on because your date is going to love you regardless, we all rely on clothes sometimes for some much-needed confidence.
After all, fashion is a form of self-expression.
Whether you choose to follow any of these tips or not, don’t worry about a thing, girl. You just do you, have fun and you’re guaranteed to make the best impression on your date.
WHAT I’M WEARING:
Top – Missguided (similar here)
Belt – ASOS (OUT OF STOCK, similar here)
Bag – Michael Kors (similar here)
Sandals – Debenhams (similar here)
When it comes to what to wear for date night, do you have a signature look? Let me know in the comments below!